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Net Worth of Bob Woodward From The Washington Post, How Rich Is He?

Bob Woodward From The Washington Post

Bob Woodward, one of the two journalists who broke the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration, has released Rage, his second book about the Trump administration. Fear:

Trump in the White House, one of his previous books, is one of the best-selling titles. Woodward, like Carl Bernstein, is not only a living historical icon but a successful author as well. Bob Woodward’s numerous literary successes have resulted in a net worth of $15.0 million. And the success of Rage will only add to his fortune.

Watergate Coverage by Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward (born March 26, 1943) is an Illinois native who attended Yale on a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship. He joined the United States Navy after receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1965.

In 1970, he was discharged, declined admission to Harvard Law School, and applied for a job at The Washington Post while taking graduate courses at George Washington University. In 1971, he was hired as a Post reporter.

The following year, he collaborated with fellow Post reporter Carl Bernstein to cover the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in D.C.’s Watergate building. The duo uncovered attempted “dirty tricks” by then-President Richard Nixon’s re-election committee with the help of their confidential informant known as “Deep Throat,” which led to Nixon’s resignation.

Woodward and Bernstein achieved acclaim and sparked a surge in interest in investigative journalism. They would not only be immortalized on television and in film adaptations but they would also be recounted in multiple books.

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Bob Woodward’s Career at the Washington Post

Bernstein left the Post in 1977 and continued to focus on investigating political factions’ abuse of power. Meanwhile, Woodward remained at the Post, where he is now an associate editor.

His tenure at the Post included some controversies, such as the fabricated “Jimmy’s World” story. He was also the Post’s primary reporter covering the 9/11 attacks.

When the Post’s management changed in 2008, so did Woodward’s salary. He allegedly signed a contract that reduced his annual salary from $10,000 to $100.00 per month.

“My status has not changed, though technically it has,” Woodward explained. “I am available to the Post’s editor whenever they require reporting or editing from me.”

Bestselling Books by Bob Woodward

In 1974, Woodward and Bernstein published All the President’s Men, a book about the Watergate scandal. The book was adapted into a 1976 film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward and Bernstein, respectively.

The Secret Man was published after Woodward finally confirmed Deep Throat’s identity as then-FBI Associate Director W. Mark Felt. During the investigation, he had a relationship with Felt, which was detailed in the book.

In his nearly five-decade journalistic career, Woodward has written or co-written 20 books. The majority of his books are best-sellers.

Fear: Trump in the White House, his 2018 book, sold over 1.1 million copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling debut in the history of Woodward’s longtime publisher, Simon & Schuster. As of September 2020, it ranked first in multiple categories online, selling an average of 8,000 ebooks and 5,000 hardcopies per month.

Woodward’s second book on the Trump administration, Rage, will be released on September 15, 2020. It is already expected to be a best-seller due to the scathing details on President Trump’s response to the global pandemic and economic crisis.

According to estimates, the journalist earns $10.0-15.0 million in pre-tax publishing royalties. Despite taking a significant pay cut at the Post, Woodward is said to have a comfortable income from his popular books.

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